Monday, May 12, 2008

She's Here!!!!!!!


On May 7th, the Cap'n and I strolled into my OB's office for our 39 week appt anxiously awaiting news of when we could expect our daughter to arrive. My bp, however, was thru the roof and seven hours later I was having an emergency(ish) c-section followed by a five day stint in the hospital trying to get my bp back to something normal. We're home now and I'm battling a chest cold while healing from the c-section (i don't wish this on anyone, wow), but little Taylor is thriving and perfect and the most content little baby. She weighed in at 6lbs, 8oz and measured 18 1/4 inches.

I know I'll be back to share many more pictures of perfection and likely the grueling story of her arrival (because there's little therapy better than pouring your guts out on the internet :), but for now we're just trying to settle in and find a way for me to heal and get past the worst of this cough.

We are so ecstatic to have her here. I am totally smitten and inspired every time I look at her and feel so very blessed to be surrounded by the most amazing, loving and supporting family.

So much love to you all, I'll be back soon!

55 comments:

VeggieGirl said...

AHHH, CONGRATULATIONS!!! Taylor is gorgeous!!! Best of luck to you and your lovely new daughter :0)

veganmomma said...

Aw, she's beautiful. I hope you give yourself plenty of time to rest and heal and snuggle with that little bundle.

Vegan_Noodle said...

Yay!!! Congratulations! Taylor is adorable. Hope you get healthy very soon so you can enjoy every minute! And yes, more pics soon please. :-)

trina said...

oh gorgeous baby! a cold, a c-section, blood pressure issues, and you had a baby!? oh all sorts of healing thoughts for you. and so much happiness.

trina said...

oh gorgeous baby! a cold, a c-section, blood pressure issues, and you had a baby!? oh all sorts of healing thoughts for you. and so much happiness.

b36Kitchen said...

i just had to say congrats again (i just did on the ppk)! she is so beautiful. enjoy the hell out of her!!

Celine said...

hooray! what a cutie. congratulations to you, beautiful mama!

radioactivegan said...

congratulations! she looks absolutely perfect!!! i look forward to lots more pictures.

pavotrouge said...

congrats, she's awesome! this is the week of vegan babies, it seems.

Animal-Friendly said...

CONGRATS!!!! She is so cute! Yesterday really must have been a great mother's day for you!

Paulina said...

Awww, congrats and get better soon :)

Jess - The Domestic Vegan said...

Yay! She's gorgeous! Congratulations! How exciting. I hope you are feeling better VERY soon so all you have to think about is enjoying Taylor's company!

Mike B said...

So blessed! Hard to believe it was 4 years ago that my little Meara was born. Enjoy every minute you can with your precious one, and I will assure you that you will not regret a single one. Best wishes...Mike

SallyT said...

Congratulations! What a beautiful baby. Wishing you the best.

pleasantly plump vegan said...

so beautiful! congrats.
hope you heal quickly!

Judy said...

Wow, she is adorable! Congrats on such a little doll, and good luck in the next few 'healing' weeks :)

Episcopollyanna said...

Oh my gosh, CONGRATULATIONS! She is so beautiful I can hardly stand it. I hope you feel better soon, but just rest and adore your beautiful bundle of joy.

Can't wait to see more pictures. Wishing you much health and happiness! xx

aTxVegn said...

YAY! Congratulations!!! She is beautiful and perfect! I am so very sorry you have a cough while recovering from a c-section. You take care and I am anxiously awaiting more pictures - and the birthing story.

Vegyogini said...

Congratulations and welcome to the world, baby Taylor! I hope you heal well and quickly. :)

Alejandra said...

Congratulations!!! she is indeed just beautifull, I follow your blog and I thought about you all the time I open it and there was no new post. And now I just open it and I found her!!! She's gourgeous! :)

Veg-a-Nut said...

Perfection is the only word I can think of! She is beautiful. Heal quickly and enjoy your blessing from God. Hugs

Brandie said...

Oh BRY!! CONGRATULATIONS!!! She's SO CUTE!! I am so happy for you! I'm sorry you had to go with the c-section, but if you and the lil darlin are well and (you are) healing well then everything should be ok right?! :) I can't wait to see more pictures and hear the story - get plenty of rest and enjoy your new little bundle! *HUGS* to you both,

aimee said...

Congratulations! You and the captain do excellent work! Feel better soon!

Susan G said...

Congratulations! She is beautiful and perfect! I had a feeling she had arrived......

madness rivera said...

OHMYGOSH Lil Mama. Congratulations to your perfect bundle. She looks beautiful. Here's to a quick recovery for you.

tofuparty said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!!

It's everytime so wonderfull again: a new life that begins.

Melody Polakow said...

She's beautiful! Congratulations!!

I'm so sorry that her birth was traumatic and that you had to be hospitalized and that now you are sick. That is a lot to have on your plate. *hugs*

Anonymous said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!! She is beautiful! Take care!

Monika K said...

Congratulations! Feel better soon and then awe us with more cute pictures and delivery stories. (-:

jessy said...

she's adorable! and she looks so happy! congratulations!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! hope you're feeling better, and i hope you're enjoying motherhood! yay!

Andréa N. said...

Congratulations! She's adorable!
And feel better.

Chris said...

Congrats!

And we have a very good idea of what you're going through. We also had a 5-day hospital stay.

Enjoy your sweet little girl!

madeinalaska said...

congrats! I am sure you are loving every blurry eyed minute of it.. I had four kids and only the last one by c-section and wouldn't wish that on anyone either, and a cold on top of that uggghh! Take care of your self.. and that beautiful baby girl!

Jenny said...

Beautiful! Congratulations, I can't wait to see more of her on your blog!

Candi said...

Wow, gorgeous baby! Congrats to your family!

Catherine said...

What a cutie! Congratulations!

A cough while trying to heal from a c-section, though? That sounds miserable and painful. Heal fast, I hope!

julie hasson said...

Congratulations!! She is absolutely gorgeous!!

I hope you're up and feeling better soon. I can't wait to see more pictures.

The Real Evolution said...

CONGRATS!

Beautiful proof that vegan pregancies result in healthy babies.

esther said...

HI sweet little Taylor, welcome to this mad but very wonderful world! you already have a great start with parents that respect and love animals this much, so I'm sure you'll be a happy little kid!

love from France!
Es

Anonymous said...

Congratulations!!!! Shes look gorgeous and aborable!!!! I wish you and your baby for the best .

Wheeler's Frozen Dessert said...

Congratulations!!! What a beautiful baby!

Feel better soon!

Rebekah said...

Congratulations! She is absolutely beautiful. Enjoy this amazing time with your new little one!

bazu said...

congratulations! vegan baby boom! Taylor is beautiful.

Luna 22 said...

Congratulations on your arrival! She's beautiful! I had an emergency c-section as well and it is painful, but it gets better. You are strong! I wish you healing thoughts.

Sarena Shasteen said...

She is beautiful!!! Congratulations and I hope you feel better soon!

Anardana said...

Yay!!! :)

Discombobulated said...

I am a fellow vegan who lurks on your blog every so often.

I just wanted to sat Congrats and welcome Taylor!

Megan the Vegan said...

what a beauty!!! I feel like it was just last month that you announced your pregnancy!

heal soon!

Sam said...

Oh my goodness, she is precious!!!! I'm so happy to hear that she came into the world healthy! I hope you feel better soon, so that you can enjoy your little one to the fullest!

Vivacious Vegan said...

Congratulations. I'm so happy for you and this new chapter of your life. She is so precious. Take care of yourself.

stonielove said...

awwww, congratulations! Taylor is beautiful!!

Chris said...

Hey... hope you're managing OK. Not sure if you got my e-mail thru the ppk but contact us if you ever want to talk - veganair@yahoo.com

sherriet said...

She is so beautiful! Congrats!

As for the C-section, been there for exactly the same reason. Just don;t get cocky and think you can vacuum or anything like that for a few weeks.

Michelle said...

congrats on your new arrival! hope you feel better soon

Candi said...

Congratulations on your beautiful baby girl! What an adorable face. I'm very happy for you! I'm sure that seeing Taylor's face will help with the recovery process!

Congrats again!